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Pakistan - Third Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund Project : P105075 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 12 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR17009 DEC 03, 2014

Alvi,Mohammad Imtiaz Akhtar

Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This report for the Middle East and North Africa shows that policies that lower competition and create an uneven playing field are common and constrain private sector job creation. ... See More +

Publication 92870 NOV 16, 2014

Schiffbauer, Marc; Sy, Abdoulaye; Hussain, Sahar; Sahnoun, Hania; Keefer, Philip

Labor policy to promote good jobs in Tunisia : revisiting labor regulation, social security, and active labor market programs (English)

Tunisians are striving for the opportunity to realize their potential and aspirations in a country that is rich in both human and physical capital, but whose recent economic growth has failed to create enough opportunities in the form of good and productive jobs. ... See More +

Publication 92871 NOV 12, 2014

Angel-Urdinola, Diego F. [editor]; Nucifora, Antonio [editor]; Robalino, David [editor]

Some simple analytics of trade and labor mobility (English)

This paper studies a simple, tractable model of labor adjustment in a trade model that allows researchers to analyze the economyapos;s dynamic response to trade liberalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7089 NOV 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Chaudhuri, Shubham; McLaren, John

The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)

This paper investigates gender differences in the impact of Brazilapos;s trade liberalization on labor market outcomes. To identify the causal effect of trade reforms, the paper uses difference-in-difference estimation exploiting variation across microregions in pre-liberalization industry composition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7095 NOV 01, 2014

Gaddis, Isis; Pieters, Janneke

Health information, treatment, and worker productivity : experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters (English)

Agricultural and other physically demanding sectors are important sources of growth in developing countries but prevalent diseases such as malaria adversely impact the productivity, labor supply, and choice of job tasks among workers by reducing physical capacity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7120 NOV 01, 2014

Dillon, Andrew; Friedman, Jed; Serneels, Pieter

Structural reforms and labor market outcomes : international panel data evidence (English)

This paper explores the impact of structural reforms on a comprehensive set of macro-level labor-market outcomes, including the unemployment rate, the average wage index, and overall and female employment levels and labor force participation rates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7122 NOV 01, 2014

Hollweg, Claire H.; Lederman, Daniel; Mitra, Devashish

Results of the Kosovo 2013 : Labour force survey (English)

The purpose of the Labour Force Survey in Kosovo is to provide statistical data on labour market indicators and enable comparisons to be drawn with previous years. ... See More +

Working Paper 92912 NOV 01, 2014

Albanian, Serbian

Statement by Mr. Yaobin Shi at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Johann N. Schneider-Ammann at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. He discusses about the developed and developing countries face the urgent challenge of generating sustainable and inclusive economic growth and creating good jobs. ... See More +

Board Report 91392 OCT 11, 2014

Schneider-Ammann, Mr. Johann N.

Statement by Guy Ryder at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Guy Ryder, at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. He discusses about the goals of sustainable development and shared prosperity risk being set back by the slide of the global economy into a low growth trap. ... See More +

Board Report 91397 OCT 11, 2014

Ryder, Guy

CGE analysis of the impact of foreign direct investment and tariff reform on female and male wages (English)

This study analyzes the impact on male and female wages of tariff reform and the reduction of regulatory barriers faced by domestic and foreign firms operating in business services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7073 OCT 10, 2014

Latorre, Maria C.

Agricultural productivity, hired labor, wages and poverty : evidence from Bangladesh (English)

This paper provides evidence on the effects of agricultural productivity on wage rates, labor supply to market oriented activities, and labor allocation between own farming and wage labor in agriculture. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7056 OCT 01, 2014

Emran, Shahe; Shilpi, Forhad

Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries ? evidence from Tunisia (English)

This paper examines private sector job creation in Tunisia over the period 1996-2010 using a unique database containing information on all registered private enterprises, including self-employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7068 OCT 01, 2014

Rijkers, Bob; Arouri, Hassen; Freund, Caroline; Nucifora, Antonio

China economic update (English)

In 2014, Chinaapos;s growth continued to slow which reflected policy to put their economic growth on a more sustainable footing. While policy efforts to tighten credit growth reduce excess capacity, internalize the cost of industrial pollution, and harden local governments budget constraints accelerated. ... See More +

Working Paper 91898 OCT 01, 2014

Smits, Karlis; Goh, Chorching;; Hu, Bingjie; Vashakmadze, Ikaterine; Zhao, Luan; Bahl, Roy; Qiao, Baoyun Chinese

Job creation in fragile and conflict-affected situations (English)

This paper presents a comprehensive review of the operations that the World Bank has supported to create jobs and promote employment in fragile and conflict-affected situations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7078 OCT 01, 2014

Ralston, Laura

Creating jobs and developing skills in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, competition, corruption, crime, gender, infrastructure, innovation, labor, performance measures, and trade. ... See More +

Brief 92280 OCT 01, 2014

Turkey - Do job training programs help people find jobs? (English)

Jobs are critical to ending the cycle of poverty because they give people the opportunity to support themselves and their families. Policymakers focused on helping people move into the workforce often turn to vocational training and retraining programs. ... See More +

Brief 92255 OCT 01, 2014

Marcus, Aliza [editor]; Berman, Daphna

DECPG daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: high income economies; and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia, and South Asia. ... See More +

Newsletter 91150 OCT 01, 2014

Chen, Derek; Kida, Mizuho; Ju Kim, Eung

China economic update (Chinese)

In 2014, China's growth continued to slow which reflected policy to put their economic growth on a more sustainable footing. While policy efforts to tighten credit growth reduce excess capacity, internalize the cost of industrial pollution, and harden local governments budget constraints accelerated. ... See More +

Working Paper 91898 OCT 01, 2014

Smits, Karlis; Goh, Chorching;; Hu, Bingjie; Vashakmadze, Ikaterine; Zhao, Luan; Bahl, Roy; Qiao, Baoyun English

Guinea - Stepping Up Skills Project (English)

The objective of this Stepping Up Skills Project is to boost the employability and employment outcomes of Guinean youth in targeted skills programs. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD913 SEP 09, 2014

French

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Pakistan - Third Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund Project : P105075 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 12 (English)
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DEC 03, 2014 ISR17009 Implementation Status and Results Report
Jobs or privileges : unleashing the employment potential of the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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NOV 16, 2014 92870 Publication
Labor policy to promote good jobs in Tunisia : revisiting labor regulation, social security, and active labor market programs (English)
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NOV 12, 2014 92871 Publication
Some simple analytics of trade and labor mobility (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7089 Policy Research Working Paper
The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7095 Policy Research Working Paper
Health information, treatment, and worker productivity : experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7120 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural reforms and labor market outcomes : international panel data evidence (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7122 Policy Research Working Paper
Results of the Kosovo 2013 : Labour force survey (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 92912 Working Paper Albanian, Serbian
Statement by Mr. Yaobin Shi at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91392 Board Report
Statement by Guy Ryder at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91397 Board Report
CGE analysis of the impact of foreign direct investment and tariff reform on female and male wages (English)
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OCT 10, 2014 WPS7073 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural productivity, hired labor, wages and poverty : evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7056 Policy Research Working Paper
Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries ? evidence from Tunisia (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7068 Policy Research Working Paper
China economic update (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91898 Working Paper Chinese
Job creation in fragile and conflict-affected situations (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7078 Policy Research Working Paper
Creating jobs and developing skills in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92280 Brief
Turkey - Do job training programs help people find jobs? (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92255 Brief
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91150 Newsletter
China economic update (Chinese)
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OCT 01, 2014 91898 Working Paper English
Guinea - Stepping Up Skills Project (English)
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SEP 09, 2014 PAD913 Project Appraisal Document French